Curbside Recycling - What Can I Recycle?

We DO accept the following items:
 Plastics Junk Mail
Aluminum Magazines
Cardboard Metal cans
Chip board Newspapers
Glass (clear, green & brown) Office Paper
   Learn more about plastic recycling

We DO NOT accept the following items:
Aerosol cans* Outdoor plastic furniture
Aluminum siding Paint (Latex) **
Automotive parts Paint (Oil Base) *
Clothes hangers Pallets
Detergent boxes Plastic bags ***
Drinking glasses Plastic toys
Light bulbs PVC piping
Metal cookware Styrofoam (shaped from shipping cartons only)***
Motor oil*** Vinyl siding
Non-alkaline batteries*** Wax coated boxes

Window Glass

* Accepted at Service Center during specific dates/times - see our calendar for details.
** Latex paint needs to be dried up and placed next to rubbish cart with lid removed on  collection day. Oil-based paint is only
    accepted during specific  dates/times see our calendar for details.
*** Accepted at the Public Service Facility Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Special Item Recycling

  • Computers, non-alkaline batteries, motor oil, phone books, Styrofoam (EPS #6 only), plastic bags and tires can be dropped off at the Public Service Center Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • CFL'S (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) at Lowe's and Home Depot Stores
  • Books at Cuyahoga County Public Library or at the Public Service Center Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • TV's (smaller than 32 inch and some additional small appliances) at Best Buy stores, or phone the store
  • Packing peanuts can be recycled at any UPS Store


Call the Service Department at 216-292-1922 with any questions or concerns. If you call during non-business hours, please leave us a detailed voice-mail message and we will get back to you as soon as possible or, leave us a detailed email message at: Email 

For Additional Recycling Information

 Visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Reduce Your Unwanted Catalogs

Over eight million tons of trees are consumed each year in the production of paper catalogs. Now there's a free service allowing you to reduce the stream of unwanted catalogs flowing into your home. Catalog Choice allows you to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more.

All you'll need is the catalog customer number (printed near the name/address field on the back of the catalog). This process is much simpler than telephoning requests to stop and the site maintains a record of catalogs you've eliminated.

Condominium and Apartment Residents

You can participate in the City's recycling program. Recyclable items should be dropped off in the dumpster by the Community Center.

Recycle Tipper Cans

Additional recycle tipper cans are available for purchase at the Service Department from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • 65 Gallon can $50.00

What do the Numbers Mean?


Links to More Information

Recycling Plastics Today: A Growing Solution

Single Stream Recycling - Leading the Way to Zero Waste

Behind the Scenes - BG's Recycling Center

Virtual Tour of Rhode Island's Materials Recycling Facility

The smashing story of recycling Glass

Lead Battery Recycling Plant

Recycling Batteries Plant


HowStuffWorks - CRT/Monitor Recycling

How Do They Recycle Paper ?

HowStuffWorks - Recycling Aluminum

Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles

Beyond Recycling: Recovering the Energy in Non-Recycled Plastics

Plastic Recycling

What is PET ?

What is HDPE ?

What is PVC ?

What is LDPE ?

What is PP ?

What is PS ?

What is Other ?